Saturday Snippets…13th August 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “Vine”

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets this is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…my muse is a funny thing sometimes a word is given to me in advance and other times my muse leaves it until the day before…my muse also gives me some strange ones where I have to think and have a delve in my archives(thoughts)…lol…my first thought was the talented Marvin Gaye and of course a glass of wine…Grapevine..both a song and fruit for wine…

Today’s word prompt is “ Vine”

And there is no better than Marvin Gaye to kick off the proceedings today…a lovely cheery song which gets the feet tapping and raises a smile…

Vine Leaves…make me think of sunny days sitting in the sun and eating a mezze with “Dolmas”…leaves from the grapevine stuffed with lovely tomatoes, ground meat, rice, pine nuts a mixture of rice and herbs, which are cooked until they are nice and soft, and served cold. They are eaten as a snack or as part of a mezze dish with various other snacks…Perfect!

Vine Maple…I love the Acer tree it always looks so beautiful in the autumn as the leaves change colour…Acer circinatum Pursh aka “Vine” Maple, although not really a vine, has very slender, often sprawling, branches…is native from British Columbia along the coast to northern California and up along much of the Cascade mountain ranges…smaller than a Japanese Maple this beautiful slender maple has a bright reddish green bark and although it is commonly grown as a spreading bushy shrub it sometimes is grown into a small to medium-sized tree a lovely addition to a garden or landscape…

Vine Snake…most of you know I have a fascination for snakes and this one is a beautiful bright green slender snake…also known as Sri Lankan green vine snake and long-nosed whip snake, is a venomous, slender green tree snake endemic to Sri Lanka…They have extremely potent venom and use it to kill their prey.  However, there’s no antivenom for this snake because a bite from this reptile is an extremely rare occurrence…a non-aggressive snake which prefers its own company it inhabits rainforest areas…

Vines that kill flowers…can be a gardener’s nightmare if not dealt with and allowed to invade your space…Although they add dimension, mask unsightly areas, create privacy, and often produce beautiful blooms…they are voracious growers vines like trumpet vines, wisteria, and the ivy look so beautiful climbing a porch or wall, especially when in bloom but they must be controlled I am testament to this as I helped my sister clear my mothers garden of Ivy it can cause substantial damage to brickwork if left to its own devices…

Vine weevil…another gardener’s nightmare that loves your ornamental plants…not something you want in your garden but natural nematodes, a tiny parasitic worm that feeds on the vine weevil larvae soon eradicates the problem…

One thinks that’s enough of venomous snakes, invasive vines and pesky ornamental plant eaters …time for a tune…Enjoy!

Vineyard…I’m sure you were all wondering when I would get to a vineyard…lol…A vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also for raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture…there is however a significant difference between a winery and a vineyard. A vineyard is where grapes are grown, and a winery is where wine is produced…now we come to the wine…smile…

Vine Zinfandel…did you know that there is Non-Old Vine Zinfandel and Old Vine Zinfandel? there is…smile…While other grape vines make it to around 25 years old with quality reducing as they age, Zinfandels have longer lifespans and increasing quality. One hundred-year-old Zinfandel vines are few and far between, but 60 to 70-year-old ones are common…

Old Vine Zinfandels tend to brighten the characteristics of the Zinfandel grape: producing a jammy and spicy wine. They’re “typically full-bodied, spicy, fruit-driven and accented by oak with robust alcohol,”…Do you know your Zinfandels?

 

That’s all for Saturday snippets today…as always I look forward to your comments…I hope you all have a joyful weekend

32 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…13th August 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “Vine”

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  2. petespringerauthor

    I’m just back from my trip and playing catch-up today. Listening to the first part of the Marvin Gaye song reminded me of how some songs are instantly recognizable. Our staff once made up a dance as California raisins for the school talent show. We were a bunch of oddballs, but what good memories.

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  3. Jim Borden

    love the Marvin Gaye song – always reminds me of the dancing raisins! I was not familiar with the other two songs.

    after reading about that snake, I don’t have too much desire to visit Sri Lanka…

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  7. tidalscribe.com

    I love White Zinfandel wot’s pink.
    The best glass of wine I ever tasted was probably my first. We went to a vineyard in the Swan Valley, near Perth, when I was a teenager. I think it was early days for Western Australian wine and it was certainly my first visit to a vineyard. The day was sunny, not too hot and the setting beautiful, the wine tasted like the nectar of the gods!

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  9. Clive

    Interesting facts, and you set yourself a real challenge finding tunes for it! You could always have added in the Creedence cover of Marvin Gaye – it’s only 11 minutes long 🤣

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Clive and yes it was a task finding songs… I discovered a few covers of Marvin Gaye but decided to stay with the original.. I will check out the Creedence version.. Thank you 😊 xx

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